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November 27, 1988 | By Jeff Beckham, Special to The Inquirer
For Rollie Massimino, it was just a disappointing early-season setback. But for Southern Illinois coach Rich Herrin, it was the biggest thing that has happened to his school in more than two decades. What it was, was Southern Illinois' shocking 102-81 victory yesterday over the Wildcats in the semifinal of the San Juan Shootout. "This is the biggest win at SIU since the 1967 NIT win over Marquette," Herrin said. "It may not carry the same magnitude, but for us, as we try to build our program back up, it's just as important.
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September 3, 2011 | DAILY NEWS WIRE REPORTS
AARON JONES kicked a 37-yard field goal with 1:04 left and host Baylor pulled out a 50-48 victory over 14th-ranked TCU last night. TCU, which had won an FBS-best 25 consecutive regular-season games, overcame a 47-23 deficit in the fourth quarter. But Baylor, which hadn't beaten a ranked team since 2004, went 60 yards in 11 plays to set up Jones. The Frogs had one more chance, but Casey Pachall's last pass was intercepted by Mike Hicks.   In another game *  At Michigan State, B.J. Cunningham caught nine passes for 130 yards and a touchdown in the No. 17 Spartans' 28-6 victory over visiting Youngstown State.
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May 18, 2012 | DAILY NEWS WIRE REPORTS
KEVIN DURANT scored 22 points and rattled in the go-ahead basket on a baseline runner with 18 seconds left, and the host Oklahoma City Thunder scored the final nine points to rally for a 77-75 victory over the Los Angeles Lakers in Game 2 of the Western Conference semifinals Wednesday night. Oklahoma City trailed by seven with 2 minutes left before surging back with a series of defensive stops by its stars to take a 2-0 lead. Game 3 is Friday night in Los Angeles. Kobe Bryant and Andrew Bynum scored 20 points apiece for the Lakers, who came up empty on their last six possessions after Bynum's hook shot made it 75-68 with 2:09 remaining.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 22, 1986 | By Nancy Goldner, Inquirer Dance Critic
Sunday, a 29-year-old principal dancer with the New York City Ballet plunged to his death from a window of his fifth-floor apartment. A death of this kind is always shocking, Joseph Duell's was a double shock. We thought we knew him. By we, I don't mean his colleagues and friends but his public, who knew him only by the way he was on stage. Joseph Duell - handsome, reliable, no great virtuoso but a pillar of the company, and with the nicest smile. Yes, we did know him. The certainty with which we knew him is matched now only by the certainty of our error.
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January 7, 1998 | By Tim Panaccio, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Around the NHL, scouts and opposing players will tell you that the Flyers' Eric Desjardins might just be the best defenseman in the league. If ever the 10-year veteran from Rouyn, Quebec, was a legitimate Norris Trophy candidate, this would seem to be the year. However, when 15 players were added to the North America all-star roster yesterday, Desjardins was not among them. "I would have been happy to go, but I am not surprised," Desjardins said. "Maybe my offensive production is not there, so it's kind of tough to put me on the team.
SPORTS
October 16, 2011
The South Jersey Coaches Tournament got off to a wild start on Friday, when 14th-seeded Seneca shocked No. 3 seed Williamstown, 2-1, in an opening-round boys' soccer match. One day after their division title hopes were dashed in a 3-2 overtime loss to Timber Creek, the Golden Eagles (9-4) rebounded in large part due to an unconventional goal - as Eric Bihlear's throw-in went off the goalkeeper's hands and into the net. Seneca's other score before intermission came on a bang-bang play that saw Tom Coyne send the ball to Connor Gimbel, whose header was knocked home by Kent Dimmig.
NEWS
January 1, 1997 | By Emilie Lounsberry, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
The casket was supposed to hold the remains of 70-year-old George H. Fais, but shortly before his viewing was to begin, grieving family members discovered that the body in the coffin was not their beloved relative's. The body, in fact, turned out to be that of Andre A. Lazell, another 70-year-old North Jersey man who had died within 20 minutes of Fais on Dec. 18 at Englewood Hospital and Medical Center in Bergen County. An apparent mixup at the hospital morgue resulted in a mistagging of the bodies, which ended up being sent to the wrong funeral homes, according to lawyer Albert L. Cohn, who represents Fais' sister, Dolores Wyka, also of North Jersey.
BUSINESS
October 3, 2010
"Put the guns away. " "I thought it would be difficult for HP to hire an outsider and have its stock go down, but this board seems to have found a way. " - analyst Brian Marshall, on Hewlett-Packard Co.'s appointment of ex-SAP AG head Leo Apotheker as chief executive officer "Motorists should not look for any shocks at the pump this week, this month, or really for the rest of the year. " "Internally, Microsoft gets criticism from some employees saying there are too many marketing people in high positions.
SPORTS
October 6, 2006 | Daily News Wire Services
Daniel Evans threw three touchdown passes, including the go-ahead score in the fourth quarter, leading host North Carolina State to a 24-20 victory over No. 17 Florida State last night. Evans connected with John Dunlap on a 12-yard score with 10 minutes, 36 seconds left for the Wolfpack (3-2, 2-0 Atlantic Coast Conference), which got another poised performance from the redshirt sophomore quarterback in just his second career start. Andre Brown added 113 yards rushing, marking the second straight year Brown cracked the 100-yard mark against the Seminoles (3-2, 1-2)
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June 29, 2015 | BY ED BARKOWITZ, Daily News Staff Writer barkowe@phillynews.com
SUNRISE, Fla. - The selection of Ivan Provorov truly represents general manager Ron Hextall's stance that he was taking the best player available with the seventh overall pick in last night's first round. The farm system is lacking in forwards and Provorov is a defenseman. "He has elite hockey sense," Hextall said, "and is a real good competitor. A 200-foot player. " Some scouts considered Provorov, 18, the best blue-liner in the draft. If nothing else, he's one of the few who has been to Lincoln Financial Field for an Eagles game.
NEWS
April 10, 2015 | By Tirdad Derakhshani, Inquirer Staff Writer
  Marvel's Daredevil , Netflix's latest offering, is a well-scripted, beautifully acted superhero saga that is surprisingly impressive. The 13-episode first season will be posted Friday by the streaming-video provider. For someone who's never cared much for the whole comic book and superhero shtick   , it is shockingly, alarmingly impressive. Developed by World War Z writer Drew Goddard, Daredevil is the first of four planned series coproduced by Marvel TV and Netflix.
SPORTS
April 5, 2015
Sunday at 10 p.m., Spokane Veterans Memorial Arena, Spokane, Wash. TV: ESPN3.com Last game: The Soul (1-0) got conformation that receiver Ryan McDaniel is fully recovered from his torn Achilles tendon injury last week as McDaniel helped the Soul to a 70-63 victory when he hauled in quarterback Dan Raudabaugh's pass in the final seconds of regulation to lead the Soul past Orlando. Outlook: This is the first meeting between the Soul and the Shock (0-1) since the 2012 season.
NEWS
March 27, 2015
THE OTHER day I was cooling my heels at the Immigration Office, waiting for my client's naturalization interview. To pass the time, we went over some of the questions on the civics part of the exam, most of which had something to do with politics. At one point she said, "Would you ever run for office?" And, laughing hysterically, I said, "Sure, just as soon as I un-write every single one of my newspaper columns. " Given that English was not her first language and humor is not my first calling, she didn't get the joke.
NEWS
March 27, 2015 | By Molly Eichel, Inquirer Staff Writer
Anyone with a Twitter feed will be aware of Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief , even if not by name. For some time, promoted tweets have filled feeds in an attempt to discredit individuals who appear in Going Clear , the documentary that debuts at 8 p.m. Sunday on HBO. The tweets don't mention Alex Gibney's documentary by name, but these paid-for missives accuse ex-Scientologists of being liars, seemingly without context....
NEWS
March 26, 2015 | BY VINNY VELLA, Daily News Staff Writer vellav@phillynews.com, 215-854-2513
DURING HIS first moments as a free man in nearly 45 years, Clarence Safwat Davis was thinking about groceries. Specifically, about whether his family needed to pick up bread and milk on the drive home to Tioga from the state correctional institution at Graterford. "It's something that's part of our normal flow as a family, something we always do and ask about," Davis, 64, said the other day, a few weeks after that January night. "I didn't want to miss that step. I really just wanted to pick up where we had left off. " But his first thought, even before pantry staples, was how surreal it felt to be able to do whatever he wanted for the first time since he was 20 years old. "I hoped that no one would come along and pinch me and wake me up from this dream," he said.
SPORTS
March 4, 2015 | BY FRANK SERAVALLI, Daily News Staff Writer seravaf@phillynews.com
THE DEAL wasn't yet complete. Ron Hextall and Lightning general manager Steve Yzerman agreed to terms just after dinnertime on Sunday, but Hextall wanted doctors to review medical files. It had been in the works for days, since Yzerman expressed interest. With doctor approval, Hextall and Yzerman needed to wait for league staff to hustle back to the office in Manhattan in the middle of the night to register the trade. Before it was even finalized, Hextall tried to get Braydon Coburn on the phone.
NEWS
February 26, 2015 | By Jacqueline L. Urgo, Inquirer Staff Writer
WEST CREEK, N.J. - A natural gas explosion leveled a house, injuring 15 people, two critically, Tuesday as utility workers tried to locate the source of a gas leak in Stafford Township, Ocean County. No one was in the house at 59 Oak Ave. or any nearby houses. Minutes before the 10:32 a.m. blast, officials had evacuated about 75 residents after a strong odor of natural gas was reported. The blast felt "like a bomb," one witness said. The explosion's cause, in the mostly residential Cedar Run neighborhood, with no schools or businesses nearby, was being investigated, including by the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration.
NEWS
February 15, 2015 | By Nick Carroll, Inquirer Staff Writer
Three players fouling out in the fourth quarter sounds like a disaster for a team on the verge of pulling a major upset, but it was an opportunity for Penncrest on Friday night. The 28th seed in District 1 Class AAAA was able to force overtime at fifth-seeded Penn Wood, but the Lions were three men short by the end of regulation. No matter, it just allowed Nick Ladd the opportunity to shine in the extra session. The senior sixth man nailed all four of his free throws in overtime, and Penncrest pulled out a 56-53 upset.
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February 3, 2015 | BY LES BOWEN, Daily News Staff Writer bowenl@phillynews.com
GLENDALE, Ariz. - The New England Patriots' quest for the fourth Super Bowl title of the Bill Belichick-Tom Brady era was sagging on the ropes, waiting for Marshawn Lynch to deliver the knockout blow. It was second-and-goal from just outside the Patriots' 1-yard line, Lynch - 24 carries, 102 yards - had just battered his way from the 5 to within a long, muscular-arm reach of the winning score. Or a short, battering-ram surge. Then it happened. Was it divine intervention - karmic repayment after two weeks of talk about deflated footballs?
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